Airplanes and Airports – Conversational Questions

Airplanes and Airports
(Conversational Questions)

Most people have had a chance at some time to fly on a plane and thus, experience the wonders and amazement of being in an airport.  This usually provides for some good conversation…  here are some questions that you can use  to get things going 😉

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  • Have you ever flown in an airplane?
    • If so, did you enjoy it?
      • Why or why not?
    • If not, would you ever like to?
      • Why or why not?
  • How old were you when you went on your first flight?
    • Where did you go?
  • What was the longest flight you have ever taken?
  • What seat do you prefer: window, center or aisle?
  • What are three things you’re supposed to do before the flight takes off?
  • What do you like to do during the flight?
  • What do you do when you experience turbulence?
  • Where you ever scared at any point during the flight?
  • Have you ever met anyone or established any relationships during a flight?
  • Are you able to sleep during the flight?
  • Do you like the food that is served on the flight?
  • Have you ever had a bad experience during a flight?
  • What kinds of things do you think could happen on a flight (that could lead to a bad experience)?
  • Have you ever sat by or near an annoying person on a flight?
    • Please explain.
  • What things can you see on a plane?
  • What should be done with obese people who practically take up two seats?
  • Why do you think that most pilots are men?
  • Would you like to be a flight attendant?
  • Would you rather fly or drive if you were going on a long trip?  Why?
  • Is being a flight attendant considered a good job in your country?
    • What do you think are the qualifications?
  • Would you rather have a younger, more beautiful/handsome flight attendant or an older, more experienced one?
  • What are the advantages of traveling by airplane?
  • What are the disadvantages?
  • What questions should you ask when buying airplane tickets?
  • What is a charter flight?
  • What arrangements should be made for pick-up at the airport?
  • What things can you see in an airport?
  • What questions do they ask you when you check-in at the airport?
  • What questions do they ask you when going through immigration and customs at the airport?
  • Would you like to learn how to fly?
    • Why or why not?
  • Do you think being a pilot would be a good job?
    • Why or why not?
  • When travelling, what items should be included in your hand baggage?
    • What item should you NOT have?
  • What documents do you need for international travel?

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The items on this list are a combination of ideas compiled from many sources including my own personal experience and inspiration.  These are basic questions that anyone with enough time and brainpower can think of.  Therefore, I do not claim ownership of these ideas, nor do I believe that anyone else can either.

If this list looks similar to any others on the internet, it is because these are good ideas for a conversational class on this particular topic and these questions can be found in numerous different places.

The reason that they appear here is because I have compiled this list for my own personal use and have also made it available for anyone else who may find it useful in their studies or teaching practice.

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